Back in October, an Apprentice producer let on that tapes exist of President-elect Donald Trump using the N-word and other racial slurs. The story’s source, Chris Nee, claimed she’d only ever heard such footage exists and that a $5 million penalty fee hangs over the head of anyone planning to leak it.
Then, on Friday, during an interview with KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson, comedian Tom Arnold affirmed that the tapes exist and claimed that he’s been holding onto them for a while. “I have the outtakes to The Apprentice where he says every bad thing ever, every offensive, racist thing ever,” Arnold said. Is that a brag? Cause you know this guy is going to be President now, right?
Obviously Arnold was asked to explain why he’s been sitting lamely on this potential bombshell. Here’s some of his response, as published on KIRO’s website (the Associated Press also contributed to the story):
“I’ll tell you why. Because when people sent it to me, it was funny. Hundreds of people have seen these. It was sort of a Christmas video they put together. He wasn’t going to be President of the United States. It was him sitting in that chair saying the N-word, saying the C-word, calling his son a retard, just being so mean to his own children.”
Hold up, hundreds of people have seen this? Who is this Arnold guy anyway?
Well, he’s a man who’s known for his work on Roseanne and The Best Damn Sports Show Period. He has also known Trump for close to 30 years, and though he “can’t stand” him, didn’t dream of double-crossing him in part because “he’s so sweet.”
When asked whether he thought releasing the tapes before Election Day might have changed the outcome of the election, Arnold responded, “I don’t think so…I think they would have liked him more, the people. For being politically incorrect.”
Whatever, Tom, just hand over the tapes.